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Human remains found in Corner Canyon

Jul 20, 2022, 8:30 AM | Updated: Aug 2, 2022, 10:25 am

A man suspected of killing six men and wounding a woman in Northern California was arrested before ...

A man suspected of killing six men and wounding a woman in Northern California was arrested before dawn Saturday as he was apparently searching for another victim, police said.(Photo: Deseret News)

(Photo: Deseret News)

DRAPER, Utah —  A hiker located human remains in the Corner Canyon area of Draper City on Monday night.  The hiker was off-trail near the Ghost Falls trail when they came across the remains.

The call was initially received by the Unified Police Department and was handed over to the Draper Police Department.

“Our detectives and our CSI responded. We located skeletal remains,” said Draper City Lt. Pat Evans.

According to Evans, the victim was discovered in a dried-up lakebed. The victim was later identified as male.

Authorities estimated that the body had been there for two to three years.

Evans said the police department believes they know the identity of the victim, however, they will wait for the medical examiner’s office to finish their report before releasing any other details.

“We do have a lead,” said Evans. “We do believe they were a missing person out of another city. Once we confirm the identity and talk to family, then we will release that information.”

Evans said he hopes to give a press conference soon and give some resolution to the victim’s family. 

Related: Body found at Bear Lake has been identified as missing woman from Layton

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Human remains found in Corner Canyon